In the cultural mixing pot that is Hong Kong, there are new exciting dining and drinking concepts popping up all the time, from innovative fine dining to internationally known restaurants coming to the city for the first time, as well as locally-born exploratory fusion. Among these, you can find some of the best restaurants and best bars that Hong Kong has to offer. Stay on top of the need-to-knows of the dining scene with our new restaurant and bar opening guide.

Charcoal Bar

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Charcoal Bar is led by two-Michelin-starred Chef Bjoern Alexander and Executive Chef Braden Reardon (© LUBUD Group)

Created by LUBUD Group, Charcoal Bar is the latest addition to Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui. Overlooking Victoria Harbour, this innovative charcoal grill concept is the brainchild of a Michelin-starred Chef, Bjoern Alexander. Here, the art of live-fire cooking is reimagined, offering a feast of aged meats and fresh seafood, each expertly grilled over specially chosen firewood to enhance their unique flavours. From the Lychee Wood Smoked Op Rib to the Charcoal Grilled Eel, every dish showcases the chefs’ expertise. Even the desserts, such as the Charred Pineapple, are perfected with a charcoal touch.

Type: Charcoal grill steakhouse
Price Range: $$-$$$
Location: Shop OT G62, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2217 0088

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Crushed Wine Bar

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Pair your wine with light bites at Crushed Wine Bar, right across its sister restaurant Brut! (© Crushed Wines)

If you’re a fan of wine, don’t miss Crushed Wine Bar in Sai Ying Pun, the latest offering from renowned retailer Crushed Wines. Featuring a selection of wines, from Pinot Grigio to Picpoul, enjoy your favourite labels by the glass or bottle, catering to all budgets. Pair your wine with light bites like Braised Leeks with Almond and Garlic Puree, or indulge in the produce-driven French-American fusion menu upstairs. Signature dishes include Roast Acorn Squash with Burrata and the famous Roquefort Mac and Cheese from sister-establishment Brut!.

Type: Wine bar
Price Range: $$$
Location: Shop A, G/F, 6-8 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 5597 8774

Ella

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Ella is set to become one of Hong Kong’s top live musice venue with its Jazz performances (© The Trilogy)

Paying tribute to the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, Ella has made its mark at Central’s latest multi-concept venue — The Trilogy. This jazz speakeasy, inspired by the soul of New Orleans, offers a medley of American South-influenced cocktails and delectable bites. Signature drinks like the Bourbon St Espresso Martini and the Hurricane pair perfectly with Rockefeller Oysters and Crispy Chicken Bites. Immerse yourself in live jazz performances, set to make Ella one of Hong Kong’s top live music venues.

Type: Jazz bar
Price Range: $$-$$$
Location: 26F, The Trilogy, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central
Contact: Instagram

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Groundswell

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Groundswell houses a Southeast Asian restaurant and bar, alongside its indoor surfing FlowRider (© Groundswell)

Catch a wave and a bite at Groundswell, Hong Kong’s first in-mall surfing hotspot at Kai Tak’s Airside. Spanning over 14,000 sqft, this Southeast Asian restaurant and bar is led by Chef Heri Raharjo, formerly of Potato Head Hong Kong. Enjoy year-round waves on the FlowRider before relaxing in the surf-themed eatery with classic Southeast Asian dishes, such as Beef Rendang and Tom Yum Goong, and refreshing drinks like iced lemongrass beverages and Thai Bubble Milk Tea. Your fur-friends are welcome too!

Type: Southeast Asian restaurant and bar
Price Range: $$-$$$
Location: Shop L601, 6/F, Airside, 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 3564 8345

Mue Mue

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Mue Mue serves innovative Thai cuisine using seasonal ingredients (© Mue Mue)

All-new innovative Thai restaurant, Mue Mue, alongside its cocktail counterpart, Mue Bar, ushers in a fresh culinary and mixology era at Tsim Sha Tsui’s Mira Place. Led by Chef Saito Chau, it artfully reinterprets Thai classics with Chinese culinary techniques, promising a never-before-seen, authentic dining experience with seasonal, Thai-exclusive ingredients. Complement your meal with original, “East meets West” cocktails at Mue Bar. Enjoy a relaxing night out in the alfresco seating with stunning views over Tsim Sha Tsui.

Type: Thai restaurant and bar
Price Range: $$
Location: Shop 302, 3/F, Mira Place, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 9833 0788

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PuDong PuXi

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The contemporary, luxury design of PuDong PuXi (© PuDong Puxi)

Located in Causeway Bay’s CUBUS, the luxurious PuDong PuXi is masterminded by the original team behind Lao Xue Yuan, revives the authentic flavours of 1960s Shanghai. The concept splits into PuDong, reflecting the modern tastes of Shanghai’s newly developed area, and PuXi, or “old city”, retaining traditional “rich sauce” flavours. Highlights include Fish Head with Scallion, Braised Noodles with Chicken, and the fiery Double Chilli Signature Sichuan Fish Fillet with Pickled Vegetable.

Type: Shanghainese restaurant
Price Range: $$-$$$
Location: 5/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 6405 7120

The Cipollini Pizzeria

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This family-friendly Italian diner serves a range of artisan pizzas (© The Cipollini Pizzeria)

Kai Tak’s Airside mall welcomes another new opening this month. Experience authentic Italian delight at The Cipollini Pizzeria. This family-friendly diner serves rustic Italian classics, from antipasti such as beef carpaccio to handmade pastas and artisan pizzas, including the luxurious Truffle Ravioli. For a slice of Italy, try their unique Romano Al Taglio pizzas, served with a delightfully thicker crust. Finish your meal with their homemade Italian gelato, available in seasonal flavours, or the classic tiramisu.

Type: Italian pizzeria
Price Range: $$$
Location: Shop G012, G/F, Airside, 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2666 0238

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Trattoria Felino

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The lovely exterior of Trattoria Felino on Wan Chai’s Ship Street (© Trattoria Felino)

The lively dining scene on Wan Chai’s Ship Street has recently welcomed a new Neapolitan restaurant, Trattoria Felino. The brainchild of chef Marcello Scognamiglio, former head chef of Grissini, and Félix De Arriaga Balanzat, previously from Zuma, it offers a refined setting to explore Southern Italian cuisine. This includes easygoing, authentic dishes from hamachi carpaccio and smoked artichokes to Neapolitan pork ragout and homemade pasta. Don’t forget to share classic Italian desserts like tiramisu, brioche, and sabayon with your loved ones!

Type: Italian trattoria
Price Range: $$-$$$
Location: 1-7 Ship Street, Wan Chai
Contact: Website | Instagram

Uogashi Nihonichi (Central Market)

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Expect the freshest ingredients at Uogashi Nihonichi (© Uogashi Nihonichi)

After opening its first international branch at Airside mall, Edomae sushi specialist Uogashi Nihonichi has welcomed its second location in the city at Central Market. Here, this standing sushi bar contrasts with its Airside branch through colourful decor and playful fish-shaped ceiling lamps. Offering both seating and standing options, guests can indulge in sushi omakase courses, sashimi sets, and luxurious donburi.

Type: Japanese sushi bar
Price Range: $$
Location: G12, G/F Central Market, 80 Des Voeux Central, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2117 1911

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Wooo

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Wooo hosts mini concerts at their cafe to show support to the local music scene (© Wooo)

Founded in 1989, Wo’s Restaurant was a cherished cha chaan teng that actively supported the local music scene, hosting more than 70 mini concerts. After closing its Wan Chai branch last year, it has recently reopened in the same location, now transformed into Wooo. Conveniently situated in Wan Chai, this pet-friendly café offers a variety of delicious sweet and savoury items, including all-day breakfast, open-faced sandwiches, pastas, and croffles. Apart from retaining decor elements from the former cha chaan teng, live music shows continue, so keep an eye on their social media for upcoming events!

Type: Café
Price Range: $$
Location: Shop E, G/F, Wai Sun Building, 392-402 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai
Contact: Instagram

Header image credits: Mue Mue

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